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#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdication
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 13: Delegation vs. abdicationArticle

Over the past 20 years, I've has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to think
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 12: Make time to thinkArticle

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

Allon Raiz 1 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindsetArticle

I remember clearly the first day I realised someone hated me - not for my personality (or not that I know of), not for something I had done to them, but simply because I competed with them...

Allon Raiz 17 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakesArticle

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises right
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 9: Getting the size of your premises rightArticle

One of the first paradoxes a startup entrepreneur faces is choosing the size of their first rented - or purchased - business premises along with the duration of the lease...

Allon Raiz 18 Feb 2021

How to make the Construction Charter work for your company
How to make the Construction Charter work for your companyArticle

Everybody knows that the construction industry has been reeling for a number of years, a casualty of an economy that seems to be going backwards...

Allon Raiz 17 Feb 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 8: Lack of financial discipline
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 8: Lack of financial disciplineArticle

One of the most commonly requested documents throughout your entrepreneurial journey will no doubt be your financials...

Allon Raiz 21 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Entrepreneurship
#BestofBiz 2020: EntrepreneurshipArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 7: Lack of financial understanding
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 7: Lack of financial understandingArticle

Over the past 20 years, Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges. He shares some of the most important lessons he has learned...

Allon Raiz 1 Dec 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customer
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customerArticle

In the startup years, the adage "the customer is king" remains fresh and deliberate in your mind. You have probably convinced your customers (and yourself) that by using your company they will receive much better service than from the "big guys."...

Allon Raiz 1 Dec 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 5: The false start
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 5: The false startArticle

In the 20 years I have worked with entrepreneurs, there is a phenomenon I have seen all too often - the false start...

Allon Raiz 18 Nov 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 4: Misunderstanding pivot
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 4: Misunderstanding pivotArticle

Allon Raiz shares some important lessons he has learned using a sequence that mirrors the typical stages of any entrepreneurial journey - from ideation through to scaling a business...

Allon Raiz 10 Nov 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 3: Insufficient financial runway
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 3: Insufficient financial runwayArticle

Over the past 20 years, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon Raiz 4 Nov 2020

#StartupStartAgain: Did I learn from the past?
#StartupStartAgain: Did I learn from the past?Article

With the ravaging effects Covid-19 has had on the economy, the only choice for many entrepreneurs was to start again. But, did they learn from the past?

Allon Raiz 9 Sep 2020

#StartupStartAgain: Was I honourable?
#StartupStartAgain: Was I honourable?Article

Allon Raiz draws on his more than 20 years of experience in business and in supporting over 13 000 entrepreneurial businesses to offer insights on the considerations and steps needed to start again and achieve the highest likelihood of success...

Allon Raiz 24 Aug 2020

#StartupStartAgain: I have more than last time
#StartupStartAgain: I have more than last timeArticle

Over the past 20 years, I have worked with many entrepreneurs who have wanted to give up. They have been at various stages of their journeys - some just a few months in, others several years into the game...

Allon Raiz 24 Aug 2020

#StartupStartAgain: There's no shame in starting again
#StartupStartAgain: There's no shame in starting againArticle

Many entrepreneurs will have no option but to close down their businesses. With the ravaging effects Covid-19 has had on the economy, formal employment may not be an alternative for many...

Allon Raiz 5 Aug 2020

2020 could be your year of plenty - if you're up for it
2020 could be your year of plenty - if you're up for itArticle

This September, Henley Business School Africa and Raizcorp will be offering the first-ever Saqa-accredited Higher Certificate in Management Practice for Entrepreneurs...

Issued by Henley Business School 14 Jul 2020

Kudoti wins AIM Virtual Startup Pitch
Kudoti wins AIM Virtual Startup PitchArticle

Kudoti has been named as South Africa's winner of the AIM Virtual Startup Pitch Competition...

3 Jul 2020

Judges named for AIM Virtual Startup Pitch
Judges named for AIM Virtual Startup PitchArticle

On the 30 June 2020, Startup Mzansi will be hosting South Africa's National Virtual Pitch Competition for Startups...

22 Jun 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Going on the strategic offensive
#LockdownAdvice: Going on the strategic offensiveArticle

When the Covid-19 system shock first hit, the initial - and correct - reaction by most entrepreneurs was to become defensive and protect what they had built...

Allon Raiz 4 Jun 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Rebuilding your new model
#LockdownAdvice: Rebuilding your new modelArticle

The common consensus is that there is going to be a "new normal" and that new normal is going to require most, if not all, organisations to recalibrate themselves to the new external context...

Allon Raiz 3 Jun 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Make time to think
#LockdownAdvice: Make time to thinkArticle

In her authoritative book, Time to Think, author Nancy Kline talks about the importance of creating time to think...

Allon Raiz 29 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions
#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisionsArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory and entrepreneurs need to be making the right decisions...

Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide value
#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide valueArticle

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 storm and even thriving after it. This week he takes a look at extending ways in which you can provide value...

Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Moving from contingency planning to live decision-making
#LockdownAdvice: Moving from contingency planning to live decision-makingArticle

In an environment in which threats are highly systemic, many are unseen or unknown. More importantly, they are fluid. For this reason, you have to consider and reconsider your threats daily and try to understand their impact and mitigation...

Allon Raiz 11 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teams
#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teamsArticle

In my previous article, Embrace your X, I discussed the importance for the leadership of entrepreneurial businesses to make comprehensive contingency plans...

Allon Raiz 8 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Embrace your X
#LockdownAdvice: Embrace your XArticle

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 pandemic and even thriving after it...

Allon Raiz 21 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Creating a small list of big questions
#LockdownAdvice: Creating a small list of big questionsArticle

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

Allon Raiz 21 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an exploded resources list
#LockdownAdvice: Building an exploded resources listArticle

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

Allon Raiz 17 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital tool
#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital toolArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

Allon Raiz 8 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix
#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrixArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now...

Allon Raiz 3 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly
#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quicklyArticle

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

Allon Raiz 31 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?Article

In this series of articles, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, shares 20 of some of the most important lessons he has learned using a sequence that mirrors the typical stages of any entrepreneurial journey...

Allon Raiz 10 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?Article

Over the past 20 years, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

Allon Raiz 10 Mar 2020

Independent experts: Your saviour or your sinker?
Independent experts: Your saviour or your sinker?Article

I was recently asked to do some work for a large financial services company to help them think through and create a framework around building an organisation that genuinely operates differently...

Allon Raiz 13 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Entrepreneurship
#BestofBiz 2019: EntrepreneurshipArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

13 Dec 2019

All women final for 2019 ENGEN Pitch & Polish
All women final for 2019 ENGEN Pitch & PolishArticle

The ten-year anniversary edition of the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme concluded with an all women final...

8 Oct 2019

A case for process assets
A case for process assetsArticle

If I were to ask you what your business assets are, you would most probably list your computer equipment, your vehicles, your furniture and the like...

Allon Raiz 20 Sep 2019

Stand a chance to win one of two tickets to a MasterClass of your choice at Loeries Creative Week
Stand a chance to win one of two tickets to a MasterClass of your choice at Loeries Creative WeekArticle

If you're keen to participate in the awesome learning opportunities the MasterClasses at Loeries Creative Week will offer, then this is for you...

20 Aug 2019

Your Inner Game: 12 Principles for High-Impact Entrepreneurs
Your Inner Game: 12 Principles for High-Impact EntrepreneursArticle

Entrepreneurs with a strong inner game live, breathe and work according to a set of principles that define everything they do...

Matt Brown, Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jul 2019

Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?Article

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: "Partner Elite changed me as a person"
#EntrepreneurMonth: "Partner Elite changed me as a person"Article

Chris Ogden, co-founder of RubiBlue, talks about his business journey and how an encounter with Raizcorp and signing up with Partner Elite shifted his thinking...

29 Oct 2018

#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Are creative entrepreneurs born or made?
#Loeries2018 MasterClass: Are creative entrepreneurs born or made?Article

You have the opportunity to choose from eight (four in the morning and four in the afternoon) Loeries MasterClasses on Thursday, 16 August, to learn from leading brand communicators...

Issued by Loeries 6 Aug 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2017: Marketing & MediaArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2017

Digital trends for 2018
Digital trends for 2018Article

Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts...

Allon Raiz 21 Nov 2017

Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SA
Engen Pitch & Polish programme back in cities, towns across SAArticle

Engen Pitch & Polish is in pursuit of South African entrepreneurs, brave enough to pitch, fail, take feedback, and stand up again...

22 Aug 2017

Allon Raiz
#Loeries2017: Why small agencies fail (masterclass)Article

An interview with Allon Raiz, founder and CEO of Raizcorp to find out what one could expect to learn from his masterclass on ‘Why small agencies fail'...

Jessica Tennant 16 Aug 2017

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Do Millennials really exist?Article

Does the construct of Millennials really exist or is it just hype based on the idealism of the era?

Allon Raiz 6 Jul 2017

Putting mindfulness into the boardroom
Putting mindfulness into the boardroomArticle

Extensive scientific research, supporting the personal and professional benefits of a more holistic approach to life and work, has led to a growing respect for mindfulness programmes and practices in the workplace...

24 Apr 2017

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